Here's what you need to know: The last thing new mothers want to hear is that their bodies aren’t pleasant to look at—however which way it is phrased.
Society has a collective image of what a mother should be and how she should conduct herself. They also have preconceived notions about the things they should and should not do.
Sadly, these images are sexist, dated, and often comes from a bad place. And mom Lexi Sinclair is sick of it.
In an honest Facebook post, she recalls the time when she took her son to the pool and some random woman began schooling her about how a mother should look in public.
“So today I took my 4 month old son to the pool,” her post begins. “While putting Christians pool hat on, a woman (maybe mid 50s) comes up and makes conversation with me about Christian.”
At first the woman seemed to be curious about Lexi’s son, but soon it became apparent that it was actually just a prelude to her lecture.
“She then proceeded to tell me that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, especially one who’s ‘still recovering.’”
Describing herself as a “crazy, ballsy woman,” Lexi said some few choice words to the offending woman.
Read Lexi’s full message on the next page